Bill Ryder-Jones | 18/04/13

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He Took You In His Arms is the first single from Bill Ryder-Jones’ new LP, A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart, and will be available on 3rd June 2013.

Bill Ryder-Jones recently performed the track exclusively for Topman CTRL, watch it HERE.

The official video for He Took You In His Arms was filmed by rising star Alex Southam who has previously shot videos for Alt-J, The Walkmen & Lianne La Havas. It can be viewed here.

Ryder-Jones has now added shows at Liverpool Sound City, Stag & Dagger Festival in Glasgow as well as dates in Bristol and York, to the already announced Beacons, Festival Number 6, and London Lexington show on May 8th. UK dates with ticket links are as follows:

May 3rd – Liverpool, East Village Arts Club Theatre, Liverpool Sound City

May 8th - London, The Lexington

May 18th – Glasgow, CCA, Stag & Dagger Festival

June 6th – Bristol, The Louisiana

June 9th – York, The Duchess

Aug 16th to 18th - Beacons Festival

Sept 13th - 15th Festival Number 6

A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart, which is out now in the UK, marries Ryder-Jones masterful capacities as arranger and composer with his first firm steps as a singer songwriter. The album was recorded in Ryder-Jones’ old bedroom in the upstairs of his mother’s house in Liverpool. Two friends from local band By The Sea made up the backing band for the recordings, which were then produced and mixed together with James Ford.